Accredited Investing Education

Meet The Staff

Collectively OptionsANIMAL Instructors have a combined total of over 100 years of trading experience, and over 40 years of stock & options training experience.  We have educated over 8,000 students in our 6 Step Trading Methodology.  Our full education is the ONLY Accredited Stock & Options Education Course.  This seal of accreditation guarantees a quality of excellence in our education as our protocol for delivering courses is aligned with the Department of Education.

Greg Jensen

Founder & CEO

Founder and CEO of OptionsAnimal, Greg Jensen, is an options investor, speaker, and author. His book, "Spread Trading - An Introduction to Trading Options in Nine Simple Steps," like his cutting edge and innovative education, focuses on giving investors the tools and knowledge to put the odds of success in their favor.

Trading Style: CONSERVATIVE

Favorite Trading Methods

  • Collar Trades
  • Covered Calls
  • Calendar Trades
  • Selling Verticals
  • Double Diagonals

VP of Education

Jeff McAllister has over 25 years of trading experience. He is a professional trader, speaker, and mentor. Jeff is recognized as an options trading expert in the private sector. He has educated thousands of investors, helping them achieve their financial goals.

Trading Style: CONSERVATIVE

Favorite Trading Methods

  • Credit Trades
  • High probability/low return type trades
  • Legging into and out of Iron Condors
  • Selling Verticals
  • Calendar Trades
  • Double Diagonals
  • Collar Trades

Instructor

Charan Singh began as a student in 2006 and graduated, becoming an instructor at OptionsANIMAL in 2009. He is out to persuade investors that a stop-loss order is not an acceptable approach to risk management.

Trading Style: CONSERVATIVE

Favorite Trading Methods

  • ITM Covered Call
  • Bull Put
  • Collar Trade
  • Married Put

Instructor

Karen Smith has over 20 years of trading experience. She began her trading career in the early 90's using mutual funds as her primary trading vehicle. She managed her personal portfolios while acting as comptroller of her family business. After joining OptionsAnimal as a student in April 2009, she quickly realized that this educational opportunity would positively impact her trading results for a lifetime. Sharing this benefit with others was one of her goals, so she was thrilled to join the OptionsAnimal coaching staff in May, 2011. Knowing how to remain profitable in any trend scenario has taken her success to the next level.

Trading Style: MODERATE

Favorite Trading Methods

  • Credit spreads
  • Diagonals
  • Covered calls

Instructor

Eric Hale discovered trading options in 2004. He read lots of books and even tried a popular training program prior to OptionsANIMAL. After mastering the OptionsANIMAL method, he uses that knowledge to trade successfully and to teach other investors to be successful as well.

Trading Style: MODERATE TO AGGRESSIVE

Favorite Trading Methods

  • Harnessing implied volatility
  • Bull Put
  • Collar Trades
  • Iron Condor (Pre-earnings)
  • OTM Double Diagonal

Instructor

Scott Gillam began his investment profession as a retail broker in 1980. Recently he has been a Director of information technology, project manager, database developer, credit analyst, and financial analyst for various firms since the late 1990’s. He now has the opportunity to impart his investment, technical, and financial knowledge and insight to the OptionsANIMAL community as a coach and mentor. He is passionate in his teachings and the desire to pass on his life lessons to students and those wishing to manage their financial futures.

Trading Style: CONSERVATIVE

Favorite Trading Methods

  • Diagonal Calendars
  • Verticals
  • Covered Calls

Instructor

Jodie Lane began her trading career in the late fall of 1999, just prior to the crash caused by the bursting of the tech bubble in 2000. The search for a better method led her to become a student of Options Animal in 2009 and she has been trading the OA way ever since. OA taught her how to use options to increase profits and more importantly, as a far superior tool for managing risk. It also taught her the importance of fundamentals to successful trading. Jodie now believes that one of the most important steps in successful trading, whether short or long term, is understanding the equity itself.

Trading Style: MODERATE

Favorite Trading Methods

  • Collars
  • Credit and Debit spreads
  • Calendars and Diagonals